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Keynote Speaker: “Toward the New Millennium: Transforming the Music Curriculum,” 13th Annual Music Education Symposium at the Conservatory of Music of Puerto Rico, San Juan: April 1997.

Keynote Speaker: “In a Word, Now: Transforming the Music Curriculum,” Juilliard School, Alumni Weekend: January 1997.

Co-Moderator at NASM Forum: “The Value of Music Study,” NASM Annual Meeting, Dallas: November 1996.

Lecture: “Transforming the Music Curriculum,” Austin District Music Teachers Association: November 1996.

Lecture: “NASM Accreditation Issues,” Regional Meeting of the Texas Association of Music Schools, Seguin: November 1996.

Lecture for Arts Leadership Program: “The Future of Music Schools in America,” Eastman School of Music, Rochester, N.Y.: October 1996.

Three Presentations as a Teacher-Trainer for Chamber Music America Educator/Ensemble Seminar: “Defining Chamber Music Education,” “Curriculum: What is Being Taught?,” “Developing Local Chamber Music Festivals and Workshops.” Oberlin College Conservatory of Music: Oct. 24–27, 1996.

Chamber Music America: Chamber Music Residency Training Seminar, “Strategies for Negotiating University Bureaucracy;” New York, N.Y.: June 1996.

Panel Moderator: “Building Bridges to New Communities,” CMA Annual Conference; New York, N.Y.: January 1996.

Lecture Series (four lectures): “Chamber Music: A Music for all Seasons,” UT, Division of Continuing Education: September and October 1995.

Lecture: “The African American Musical Tradition,” The University of Texas at Austin Division of Continuing Education-LAMP (Learning Activities for Mature Persons): October 1995.

Southwest ASTA Summer String Conference, “The Role of Chamber Music in String Teaching,” Austin: June 1995.

“Transforming the Music Curriculum,” Indiana State University: April 1995.

Panel Presenter: “Americanizing the Music Curriculum,” Annual Meeting of the College Music Society: Savannah, Ga.: October 1994.

Select Publications

“CMA Notes,” Presidential columns for Chamber Music: Vol. 13,  No. 4 (1996); Vol. 14, Nos. 1 & 4 (1997); Vol. 15, No. 5 (1998); and Vol. 16, No. 4 (1999).

“The Chamber Music of African-American Composers,” American String Teacher, Vol. 45, No.4 (Fall 1995): pp. 71–73.          

“The Impact of Primary Change Agents: Transforming the Music Curriculum,” Proceedings of the 68th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Schools of Music, June 1993: pp. 6–12.

“All in One System Case Study: Erika," Proceedings of The 67th Annual Meeting of the National Association of Schools of Music, June, 1992: pp. 39–43.

“Valuing Cultural Diversity in the Arts,” in Toward the End of the Century: Cross-Cultural and Minority Perspectives, CMS Report No. 8: 1993, pp. 37–41.

“Music Alive 1990!: Chamber Music of African-American Composers,” Chamber Music, VIII (Spring 1991): pp. 22–25; 59.

“As Long as There is a Dream: Aspects of the Cultural Memory of African Slaves,” Commemorative Program for the National Black Arts Festival 1990, pp. 35–36.

“Some Aspects of Cello Technique for the Violinist," National School Orchestra Association Bulletin, XXVIII/4 (June 1986): page 5.

Reviews of cello music, American String Teacher, XXXV/4 (Autumn 1985): page 86.

Three articles for Symphony Orchestras of the United States: Selected Profiles (Greenwood Press), 1986: pp. 284–287; 290–292.

“From the Nest Egg to the Frying Pan: Beethoven and the Schuppanzigh Quartet,” Chamber Music Quarterly (Fall 1983): 17–21.

“Cellos Equal Rowell” The 1983 Margaret Rowell Cello Workshop, American String Teacher, XXXIII/4 (Fall 1983): pp. 21–22.

“Beethoven and the Schuppanzigh Quartet,” String Vibrations, X/3 (May 1983): pp. 23–33.

“Report: The 1982 Margaret Rowell Cello Workshop,” North Carolina ASTA Newsletter, 9/2 (February 1983): page 5.

Panel Presenter and Moderator: “Minority Access to Music Study: Ages 3–18,” Annual Meeting of the National Association of Schools of Music, Boston, Mass.: November 1994.

Symposium Panel: “Options for African-American Composers,” and Performance of Alvin Singleton's Argoru II, 1994 Unisys African-American Composers Forum and Symposium, Detroit, Mich.: April 7–9, 1994.

“Orientation: Setting the Agenda for a Life in Music,” Annual Meeting of the National Association of Schools of Music, San Francisco, Calif.: November 1993.

“Transforming the Music Curriculum: A Holistic Approach”: Bicentennial Convention, Pi Kappa Lambda; Cincinnati, Ohio: October 1993.

Panel Moderator: “Toward the Twenty-first Century: Transforming the Music Curriculum,” Annual Meeting of the College Music Society; Minneapolis, Minn.: October 1993.